Curated content for the
Ashoka Canada Fellow Network
As an Ashoka Canada Fellow, you’re busy. You need relevant, vetted, high-quality information — and you need it in one place. That’s why we’ve created this Fellows-only page. We’ve curated the wealth of information on Ashoka global network achievements to bring you the most relevant and recent network news.
We’ll update this page at least every quarter, supporting your work by bringing you the Ashoka network news you need to know.
Highlights from the Network
Targeted actions to ensure cultural safety of First Nations and Inuit
Quebec Government to invest $15 million to enhance cultural safety in the health and social services sector for members of First Nations and Inuit. It will strengthen practices devoid of prejudice, fight against discrimination and build lasting trust.
Create an Equitable, Diverse and Inclusive environment for the success of your workforce
An unhealthy work environment takes a physical and emotional toll on workers. Now is the time to address the systemic racism at the organizational level and integrate EDI value-system to build thriving communities.
Evolutional Governance – A new model of non-profit leadership
Ashoka Fellow Vanessa LeBourdais introduces Evolutionary Governance model for non-profits as an alternate pathway away from outdated systems of colonial origins and structural legacies. Read the two-part article for new leadership approach during uncertain times.
A defence tool against racial police profiling
With the launch of a mobile app, Hoodstock is shifting the power dynamics between community members who can face police brutality and law enforcement. It allows victims to record and document their interactions with the police – an alternative to body cams where the data is collected and owned by the police. The app also acts as a learning tool with short articles about the rights of a person vis-à-vis the police.
Highlights from the Network
Next Economy Conversations
Ashoka Fellows Tonya Surman and Jeff Cyr discuss Raven Capital Partner’s Indigenous approach to equity investment and fund management in Next Economy Conversations.
“By harnessing research and human capital towards inclusive innovation, universities have the potential to drive massive advances in social, economic, and environmental development.” Wendy Cukier and Erica Wright, of Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute, explain how. Ryerson is an Ashoka U Campus in the Stanford Social Innovation Review.
COVID-19 scenario planning for nonprofit and philanthropic organizations (Deloitte)
The COVID-19 crisis has created a moment of -uncertainty for social sector organizations. No one knows how the future will unfold, but the tools of scenario planning can help social sector leaders better prepare their organizations for the different possibilities.
How are you thinking about the planet and climate in your work?
Complete the survey to share how you are addressing climate change. Our relationship with the planet is such a holistic task that the Ashoka Next Now team want to understand what ALL Fellows are doing – not just those originally elected for an environmental innovation.
2020/2021 Virtual Fellowship Europe Program open to All Fellows from around the world
The Ashoka Europe Fellowship Program enables a co-learning space – with workshops, retreats and online learnings on topics such as system change, replication & transfer, new leadership, wellbeing, social finance and more.
The Ashoka stamp helps both globally and nationally in terms of recognition and opening doors.”
Jeff Cyr, Ashoka Fellow / Raven Capital Partners